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Magpies fall 
prey to Owls

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez admitted his side failed to "handle the pressure" in their 1-0 home defeat against Sheffield Wednesday yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens grabbed the game's only goal in the 53rd minute, nodding home a rebound from Fernando Forestieri's effort. As a result, Newcastle missed the chance to go four points clear at the top.

Benitez said: "We didn't handle the pressure well... We had about three good chances before they scored their goal and we just didn't take our chances."

He added that his side must stop a worrying habit of getting caught on the counter-attack.

He said: "This is something we have to improve on because we've had this problem in a couple of games. It's been highlighted by a good team but it's something we need to improve on." 
- PA SPORT

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